taped 2013-03-17 @ Plaza de Toros La Monumental, Monterrey
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Hector Garza tribute show, Sombra defeats Dragon Rojo, Marco Corleone out, Konnan Big/Dr. Wagner Jr.
HECTOR (SUN) 04/21/2013 Arena Solidaridad [LuchaMania Monterrey]
***Hector Garza Benefit Show***
1) Big Neurosis, Hijo del Ninja, Norteño Jr. b Pierko el Boricua, Rico Rodriguez, Sky
moved to opener so Rico could make it to Arena Coliseo Monterrey? Hijo del Ninja worked with Hector Garza like gear and did as many of his uncle’s spots as he could (no tornillo.)
2) Extreme Boy, Pee Wee, Simbolo b Ciber Payaso, Koko Viper, Mortifero
3) el Sultán, Humberto Garza, Ninja Jr., Ultimo Ninja b Bestia I, Bestia II, Solovino, Titanik
El Sultan is Hector Garza’s son. That team was all Garza family members.
4) Bengali, Difunto I, Potro Jr. b Bello Rubi, Orquídea Negra, Pimpinela Escarlata
5) Golden Boy, Rey Hechicero, Sergio Romo Jr. b Diluvio Negro I, Rey Demonio Jr., Silver Star
Rey Demonio’s first unmasked match.
6) Antifaz del Norte, Dizzy, Mongol Chino Jr. DQ Coco Amarillo, Coco Azul, Coco Rojo
Mongol Chino Jr. replaced Pirata Morgan and faked a foul.
7) Delta, Diluvio Negro II, Rey Bucanero DQ Euforia, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero
Delta & Mr. Niebla replaced Atlantida, and Diluvio Negro II added to make it a trios. Vaquero Romo attacked Diluvio Negro, to build up their hair match next Sunday in this building.
8) Cibernético, El Elegido, LA Park b Hator, Parka Negra, Psicosis I
Surprise “Perros del Mal” member was Hator. Members of LUM helped out the rudos, but Latin Lover ran in to help the tecnicos interference.
LuchaMania Monterrey says the building was 95% full. A Televisa Monterrey report (blocked in the US) on the show says the crowd was 6,500 people. Emma Huevo and Latin Lover (who says he’s retired from lucha libre) were selling photographs to raise money. Retired Monterrey wrestler Bronco led the crowd in a prayer in the early show. LuchaMania also has an interview Hijo del Ninja about his participation on the show.
Hector Garza did not appear on the show; it was said the show was taped so he could see it and see how many people were supporting him. Again, he has not been seen since his illness was announced and people are saying he is not doing well.
CMLL (MON) 04/22/2013 Arena Puebla [El Popular]
1) Black Tiger & Dinámikoo b Centauro de Fuego & Fuerza Chicana
Black Tiger beat Fuerza Chicana
2) Espiritu Maligno, Inquisidor, Taurus b Asturiano, Bengala, Leono
All the rudos beat all the tecnicos in the third.
3) Hooligan, Nitro, Nosferatu b Pegasso, Stigma, Super Halcón Jr.
Nitro pinned Fuego
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Rey Cometa, Sagrado b Misterioso Jr., Shigeo Okumura, Virus
5) Blue Panther, Diamante Azul, Rush b Felino, Terrible, Volador Jr.
Rush & Azul beat Felino & Terrible.
6) La Sombra b Dragón Rojo Jr.
Third recent singles match between them, this one non-title and said to be over 20 minutes. Dragon Rojo jumped Sombra and took the first fall. Sombra was dominant in the escond. Third fall was long, with Sombra coming up on top.
AAA has a brief article on Texano keeping the Mega title over Mesias on the WWL show this past Sunday. There’s no mention of Texano cheating to win. Article mentions Blue Demon, Axel and Octagon Jr. working the show, so Octagon Jr. still exists in AAA.
Marco Corleone out that he’d be out a few weeks due to knee injuries suffered in his car accident. He says he’s hoping he just rest for two weeks and be fine, but he’s going in for a MRI today to find out if it needs more than that. (Hope it doesn’t.) He’s only listed on tonight’s card for upcoming CMLL shows, but this would seem to mean he’s missing the remaining Lucha Libre USA shows.
CMLL’s already quietly announced Shocker will be in for Diamante Azul tonight. That preview also has Oro Jr. & Apocalipsis in place of Robin & Cholo in the opener (net positive), and Lady Afrodita replacing Silueta in the women’s match (not positive.)
Rey Escorpion: “I’ve always believed in Bobby Zavala.” Both Escorpion and Zavala are confident going into this Friday’s Gran Alternativa final against Hombre Bala & Atlantis, and Escorpion suggests Zavala might be added to the Revolucionaros del Terror.
LuchaMania Monterrey has details on the Konnan Big vs Dr. Wagner Jr. encounter. This match was more a straight tag match, instead of the usual ‘everyone and Vudu all get involved’ Konnan Big match. Konnan fouled Wagner, ref noticed but didn’t do anything, Wagner fouled Konnan back and got the win. The next Llaves y Canadados branded show will be in a month.
La Parka & Super Fly won the main event three way tag match on the IWL show this past Saturday. Perico kept the IWL Internet championship over Ninja de Fuego. I count 55 luchadors on the show.
The semifinal matches for Trofeo Angel Blanco will be Saruman & Rayman (Team Man?) vs Imposible & Dinamic Black and Pirata Morgan & Fuerza Guerrera vs Angel Blanco & Cien Caras, and the winning teams facing off on the same show.
R de Rudo has an interview with LA Park about hunting down Dr. Wagner Jr. Park suggest the mask match happen in 100,000 seat Estadio Azteca, which clearly is not the right arena for this match. The only place big enough is Jupiter and I’m sure that’s where it’ll happen. Those two will meet in LA next month.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update.
- Sable from Arena Aficion will debut for IWRG this Sunday.
- Skayde and Galactar are going to have a puroresu match on the 05/12 OLX show. I think that means they’ll take a big move, then get up right away and scream.
- Apolo Estrada talks about his hair win over Chico Che.
- Espectrito de Ultratumba talks about his career and how he – and not the mini who died or anyone else – owns the right to the names.
- Brief footage of the Bobby Lee vs El Hijo del Santo mask match.
CMLL (SUN) 04/28/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
***Kids Day Show***
1) Idolo & Virgo vs Demonio Maya & Espectrum
2) Sky Kid & Smaker vs Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno
3) Ángel de Oro, Gallo, Stuka Jr. vs Maléfico, Namajague, Ráfaga
4) Leo vs Sangre Azteca [OCCIDENTE WELTER]
Leo is champion. Second known defense
5) Rey Cometa vs Bárbaro Cavernario [super libre]
6) Azteca de Oro & El Hippie vs Acertijo & Sádico [mask, hair]
All kids under 10 get in for $5. This would be Rey Cometa’s first appearance post hair match (and it strangely makes me believe he’s not losing his hair match.) I have no idea who’s winning the main event. Sangre Azteca is not winning, that one always seems a safe bet.
CMLL (SUN) 04/28/2013 Arena Mexico
***Kids Day Show***
1) Pequeño Halcón, Shockercito, Stukita vs Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior
2) Fuego, Pegasso, Tritón vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
3) Estrellita vs Amapola [lightning]
4) Guerrero Maya Jr., Máscara Dorada, Super Porky vs Mr. Águila, Puma, Tiger
5) Diamante Azul, Rush, Shocker vs Euforia, Negro Casas, Niebla Roja
6) Mistico vs Volador Jr.
Back to back main singles main events for Mistico. For no good reason, I don’t think he’s winning bot of them.
Aguila & Shocker on the same show and not in the same match. Fourth match would be great with a little less Super Porky.
Puebla didn’t record either time. I have a new plan for that. IWRG on LAS was mostly a rerun, but it did include the one match which was messed up in previous airings. Guadalajara repeated last week’s main event for reasons unknown. Noches de Coliseo was all repeats.
Fox Sports cut out parts of the airing (because they were running late from a baseball game) and has moved the repeats around with no notice. We’re attempting to get the missing matches on the next repeat and I will update this post when they’re up.
I got the taping info on the SLP show, which I consider one of my great achievements. Audio was 42 seconds out of sync from video on that show this week, attempted to fix.
YouTube Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYyNnOBGWP7SGv_I6GYGGsiBJxnXMx-1e
04/16 LuchaMania (second half of the show only): http://www.sendspace.com/file/ewpe5i - it aired twice, never started at the time it was supposed to.
IWRG Zona XXI: 2013-04-07
taped 2013-04-07 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Centvrión, Dinamic Black, Golden Magic vs Alan Extreme, Carta Brava Jr., Imposible
La Luchas: 2013-04-16
taped 2013-02-19 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Esfinge & Gallo vs Bárbaro Cavernario & Exterminador
2) Goya Kong, Luna Mágica, Marcela vs La Vaquerita, Tiffany, Zeuxis
3) Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr., Tritón vs Black Warrior, Ephesto, Vangelis
4) La Sombra, Shocker, Valiente vs Averno, Mr. Niebla, Volador Jr.
AAA on Televisa (UTDN): 2013-04-18
taped 2013-03-29 @ Arena Naucalpan
1) Argenis, Bugambilia, Dinastía vs Argos, Mamba, Mini Abismo Negro
taped 1996-07-15 @ Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas
2) Perro Aguayo Sr., Villano III, Villano IV vs Cibernético, Octagón, Psicosis in a relevos increíbles match
taped 2013-03-29 @ Arena Naucalpan
3) Atomic Boy, Flamita, Jinzo vs Gran Apache, Lucky Boy, Niño de Ébano
Perro Aguayo vs Cibernetico hair match challenge rematch
4) Blue Demon Jr. vs Texano Jr.
AAA on Televisa: 2013-04-20
taped 2013-04-15 @ Domo de la Feria de Leon
Mexican Powers Comic Book Skit part 2
In ring: Blue Demon signs a contract with AAA, many other people interrupt
1) Alan Stone, El Elegido, Toscano vs Argos, Máscara Año 2000 Jr., Silver King
2) Cuervo, Escoria, Espíritu, Ozz vs Daga, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Halloween, Psicosis
CMLL Guadalajara: 2013-04-20
taped 2013-04-09 @ Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Full Show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/03koyf
1) Pequeño Olímpico vs Astral for the CMLL World Mini Estrellas Championship
2) Rush, Shocker, Valiente vs Kráneo, Mr. Águila, Psicosis
CMLL Guerreros del Ring on 52MX: 2013-04-20
taped 2013-04-14 @ Arena Coliseo
Full Show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/fdsi0y
1) Metálico vs Hijo del Signo in a lightning match
2) Marco Corleone, Rush, Thunder vs Ephesto, Felino, Terrible
3) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Averno, Máximo, Mephisto in a relevos increíbles match
CMLL on CadenaTres: 2013-04-20
taped 2013-04-16 @ Arena Mexico
1) Hombre Bala Jr., Pegasso, Super Halcón Jr. vs Artillero, Súper Comando, Taurus
2) Diamante, Sagrado, Tritón vs Misterioso Jr., Shigeo Okumura, Vangelis
3) Ángel de Oro, Delta, Stuka Jr. vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
History: Tony Salazar
4) La Máscara, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada vs Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto
CMLL on Fox Sports (Mexico): 2013-04-20
taped 2013-04-12 @ Arena Mexico
2) Averno & Taurus vs La Máscara & Stigma in a CMLL Gran Alternativa eightfinal match
3) Atlantis & Hombre Bala Jr. vs Akuma & Mephisto in a CMLL Gran Alternativa eightfinal match
4) Guerrero Negro Jr. & Último Guerrero vs Máscara Dorada & Oro Jr. in a CMLL Gran Alternativa eightfinal match
5) Disturbio & Volador Jr. vs Máximo & Robin in a CMLL Gran Alternativa eightfinal match
6) Averno & Taurus vs Atlantis & Hombre Bala in a CMLL Gran Alternativa quarterfinal match
7) Guerrero Negro Jr. & Último Guerrero vs Disturbio & Volador Jr. in a CMLL Gran Alternativa quarterfinal match
8) Guerrero Negro Jr. & Último Guerrero vs Atlantis & Hombre Bala Jr. in a CMLL Gran Alternativa semifinal match
CMLL on Televisa: 2013-04-20
taped 2013-04-12 @ Arena Mexico
Full Show: http://www.sendspace.com/file/v13s9k
1) Acero, Aereo, Fantasy vs Mercurio, Pequeño Nitro, Pequeño Olímpico
2) Rey Cometa vs Namajague in a lightning match
3) La Sombra, Marco Corleone, Shocker vs Dragón Rojo Jr., Mr. Águila, Rey Escorpión
La Lucha Se Le Hace (SLP): 2013-04-20
taped 2013-04-14 @ Arena Mexico San Luis Potosi
1) Aguila Negra & Monstruo vs Camaleón (not that one) & Daemon
2) Brujo Cósmico Jr vs Coronel Castro in a lightning match
3) Acero Negro & Uniko vs Destructor & Minimaniaco [SLP TAG]
4) Barón, Amierica, Sabú Jr. vs Galeno, Rayo De Plata IV, Rayo De Plata Jr.
IWRG (SUN) 04/21/2013 Arena Naucalpan [IWRG]
1) Galaxie & Serpiente de Oro b Dragón Celestial & Epidemia
2) Ángel Del Amor & Astro Rey Jr. b Imposible & Picudo Jr.
First match for Picudo Jr. in IWRG, under that name, since November 2011.
3) Apolo Estrada Jr., Buter Fly, Canis Lupus b Diva Salvaje, Miss Gaviota, Saruman
First Salvaje match here since August 2011, Gaviota’s first match here since last year. Debut match for Buter Fly.
4) Carta Brava Jr., Eterno, Scorpio Jr. b Centvrión, Chico Che, Dinamic Black
Scorpio Jr. beat Chico Che after a foul and a Guapito middle rope splash. Scorpio and Chico Che wanted a singles match after the match – as did Eterno & Centvrion.
5) Danny Casas, Heavy Metal, Veneno DQ Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II
Heavy Metal snuck in a foul on Negro Navarro and trapped him in a Casita for the first fall. Navarros looked like they were going to tie it up when Eterno ran in and hit Danny Casas with a chair for the DQ and the straight fall win. Everyone attacked Eterno after the match, including Danny hitting Eterno with a chair.
LyC (SUN) 04/21/2013 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Super Nino I & Super Nino II b Chamaco Gurrola & Mini Hator
2) Iron (Monterrey), Memo Valles, Zayco (Monterrey) b Dranser, Misionero, Scravos
3) Dralion b Galactar, Artillero (Monterrey), Rey Orion, Rey Imagen, Gato Fantasma [Copa Cruceros, final]
4) Perverso b Genocida [AMERICAS HEAVY]
Scheduled to be a three way with a Sicodelico (defending Zero One title), Chico Latino and Genocida. Sicodelico worked in WWL instead. Perverso came in as champion and defended his title.
5) Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan Jr. b Chico Latino & Gemelo Muerte I
Chico Latino replaced Gemelo Muerte II.
6) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Máscara Púrpura b Konnan Big & Rico Rodriguez
Konnan Big complained about a foul after the loss and demanded a rematch. Wagner offered one – as long as Konnan came to Torreon so Wagner could have the hometown match.
Attendance – ground floor looks full, upper level empty – wasn’t what must’ve been figured when the show was announced. They had the misfortune to run on the same day as the Hector Garza benefit show at Arena Solidaridad and the Monterrey fanbase doesn’t seem large enough to support to big local shows on the same day. It’s still a good turnout for Coliseo.
No results yet from Arena Solidaridad, but LuchaMania has an interview with Humberto Garza Jr. from the show. It does not look like Hector Garza appeared on the show; he hasn’t been seen in public since the announcement of his cancer.
PdM (SUN) 04/21/2013 Arena Lopez Mateos [Black Terry Jr. (flickr), Estrellas del Ring]
1) Black Mamba b Chica Ye-Ye, Dance Boy
2) Candy Whithe b Ludark Shaitan, Lady Sensación
Keira was scheduled, did not participate, so it was turne dinto a three way.
3) Dowki b Belial, Ares, Terremoto Negro [Copa Strong Style]
Dowki beat Terremoto Negro to win. Belial and Tornado were listed, did not participate.
4) Eita & Hanaoka b Cósmico & Talisman and Impulso & Mr. Leo
Impulso was hurt in thematch.
5) Cuervo, Ozz, Toscano DQ el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Halloween, Máscara Año 2000 Jr.
6) Joe Lider b Violento Jack, Aeroboy [PdM EXTREMO]
Added match. Joe Lider beat Violento Jack to win the championship (third known champion.) Lider had won the KBW Extremo championship earlier this weekend.
At the LLF show, Lady Jaguar recieved her own mariachi performance and Angelica and Rudeza Infernal signed for a mask match on 05/03.
AAA appears to have a taping on 05/17 in Puebla. I do not know if it’s for a specific brand. There were long gaps between AAA shows back in February, which didn’t leave much to talk about. That will not be a problem the rest of the year.
On this week’s MLW Radio podcast, about 1h12m in, Konnan has a short story about La Gran Sorpresa. (This was taped before the Leon taping.) Konnan explains that, despite promoting this surprise for weeks, they did not tell the person who was to be part the surprise until Thursday (four days before the show), and that person already had another thing to do Monday. It’s not clear if that person was Axel, Ricky Marvin, or someone else who didn’t end up coming, but Konnan misses a chunk of the podcast trying to talk this person into appearing. AAA likes to keep it’s secrets, even from the people involved in them. That’s just a small part of the podcast, part one of an interview with Sean Waltman. They break down the incident with Waltman, Konnan, Juvi and Jack Evans and life in Mexico.
AULL has announced the field for the AULL Lightweight Championship match on their on 05/19 anniversary show. The title was vacated by Flamita (for personal reasons never really explained), was supposed to be filled at the Expo last August, and no result was ever announced. So, of course, Flamita is in the match to determine a champion. The other seven are Yakuza, Mike Segura, Sadico, Rey Kristal, Eita, Spider Boy and Freelance. That should be a pretty good match.
Octagoncito & Voladordcito are headed to Elgin, Illinois this weekend.
NICE (TUE) 04/23/2013 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
1) Misionero vs Super Jack
2) Mercurio & Mini Hator vs Shockercito & Tequilita
3) Ángel Dorado I, Ángel Dorado II, Angel Dorado Jr. vs Bengali, Difunto, Sergio Romo Jr.
4) Coco Amarillo, Coco Azul, Coco Rojo vs Monje Negro, Potro Jr., Tigre Universitario
5) Hijo de Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan, Pirata Morgan Jr. vs Genocida, Iron (Monterrey), Zayco (Monterrey) [IWRG IC TRIOS]
Piratas are champions. First defense.
Well, there’s a reason for the Piratas to have IWRG trios titles and not just the Mexico State ones.
Random Shockercito/Mercurio appearance in the segunda.
CMLL CF (SAT) 05/04/2013 Arena Mexico
1) Hombre Bala Jr., Super Halcón Jr., Tritón vs Cancerbero, Raziel, Virus
2) Dalis la Caribeña, Goya Kong, Marcela vs Princesa Blanca, Princesa Sugheit, Tiffany
3) La Máscara, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Felino, Puma, Tiger
4) Diamante Azul, Rush, Super Porky vs Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, Terrible
5) La Sombra, Máscara Dorada, Mistico vs Mephisto, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr.
Sponsored show. THE sponsor: Cementos Fortaleza, the company who’s logo has been all over Arena Mexico this year (and the sponsored show Mistico got hurt on before FantasticaMania.) This also explains why RadioCMLL was giving away tickets for an Arena Mexico show this day – these shows are all give away tickets if you’re connected to the sponsor.
Arena Mexico is going to be busy the next few weeks. Beside the Tuesday/Friday shows, there’s a boxing show 04/27 Saturday, a CMLL show in Sunday, this show next Saturday, and probably a Toryumon show the following Saturday.
CHILANGAMASK (SAT) 04/20/2013 Arena GALLI, Villa Park, Illinois
1) Pentagono Del Infierno b Chris Castro
Chris Castro replaced Ripper. He came in with a thumb injury, which was the focus of the match. First attempt at the finish was screwed up, so Pentagon submitted Castro instead. Short match.
2) Mason Conrad b Matt Knicks, GPA, Mojo McQueen, Acid Jazz, Ovirload, Jason Gory [Tercera Caida International Cup]
Mojo replaced Emperador Azteca, while Knicks replaced Negrotistico (moved to a different match.) Elimination match, with eliminations going Ovirload, GPA, Acid Jazz, Matt Knicks (by Mason Conrad, betraying his usual ally), Jason Gory, leaving Mason Conrad as the winner of the big trophy.
3) Latin Dragon & Noriega b Facade & Negrotistico
Negrotistico replaced Jake Shining. Good match. Noriega caught a Negrotistico plancha, gave him a side slam, and Latin Dragon added a 450 splash for the iwn.
4) Kaientai b Zema Ion, Extreme Tiger, Samuray del Sol
One fall match, in the dark. Very good match, either too short or flew bye. Zema Ion demanded no one touch his hair during the match; Samuray both touched his hair, but used his hair spray (to keep his spikes up!) Extreme Tiger did his 450 splash to the floor on Ion, and Kaientai upset Samuray to get the win. Kaientai declared himself the greatest independent wrestler in the world. Others disagreed. Everyone came back out to sign autographs after the match
Arena GALLI is in an old shopping mall, as mentioned before. The shows I’ve gone to before have been in an unused store front. It makes for a cozy fit, but it has low ceilings and not much room at ringside, which limits guys from flying. They moved it for this show, putting the ring out into the atrium in between stores, giving them plenty of head room and space at ringside. There are no active stores in that wing of the mall and the bigger space worked out well. You had to use the back entrance of the mall to get in, but it was no problem from there. Show started about 40 minutes late because indy wrestling.
Only a four match show, and really almost a three match show because there was nothing much to the opener. Chris Castro worked hard at showing some personality, which is appreciated in a world with so many CMLL fighting robots, but he didn’t have a good night and this was not on the level of the other matches. Kind of surprising for lucha guys to be coming in from Mexico but the usual lucha libre crew almost not at all on the show besides Pentagono; a decent amount of that is no-shows. I would try not to miss a show to be aired on national TV, but things happen.
Seven man elimination match was about what you expect – a lot of moves, some good and some bad (you are close to the screen than Matt Knicks’ finish was to whoever he beat), people turning on each other, more dives because they had the room this show, and rapid fire eliminations at points. (I missed whatever it was that led to Conrad beating Knicks.) There were good ideas which didn’t go anywhere: everyone turned on Mojo at the beginning of the match, and kept throwing him back out of the ring every time he tried to get involved, until…he was just in the match and things moved on. I don’t think I’ve seen Jason Gory before. He’s a goth vampire (as opposed to some other kind of vampire – steampunk vampire?) who put a lot of time into his look, but looked good in the wrestling portion of the match. There were good parts, I wish Acid Jazz stuck around longer, but Mason Conrad came of as the best guy in the match and deserved winner.
There was an intermission between matches two and three. I picked up a couple old magazines from the merchandise. One had a story about a young man who had left AAA and was hoping to get into CMLL – some kid from Queretaro by the name of Cometa. Hope it turned out okay for him.
I don’t remember a lot about tag team match. My recollection is Latin was trapped in the ring for an extended portion of time, there were dives (including goods one from Latin Dragon & Facade) and then the Puerto Rician team finished the opposition off for the win, but I may even have it backwards. It felt professionally done. I write every time about how good Noriega is about doing the little things and he’s still good about that. I know this was the second best match on the show, and I know I can’t think of much to say about it.
The lights were turned out before the main event. I dunno why. I’m not sure anyone knows why. It may just be the mall’s lights automatically turn off at 9 for all I know. They stalled for time for a bit, and then we all just rolled with it. The entrance light and the one fluorescent lamp left on was enough to see, though it was weird. Everyone was working very hard in the main event, and the match was just on a different level than the rest of the card. I was the most struck by Extreme Tiger; I know TerceraCaida was recording the match, but this still was a show far away from home in front of a small crowd, and Tiger was working as hard as if this was TripleMania. I’ve poked fun at Extreme Tiger before and surely will again, but he impressed me with his effort here – and that was before he did a top rope 450 splash to the floor on Ion. Ion and Samuray were very sharp. I was least familiar with Kaientai – actually, to be more honest, Kaientai was a guy who I knew participated in extreme matches in Monterrey, but did not seem like a sure bet to work the style of match the other three guys were going to want to work here. And I was wrong about that; the other guys seemed slightly more athletic (and Ion and Samuray have faced each other many times of late, so they’re even quicker with each other), but Kaientai kept up with them and looked like he belonged – there were a couple well timed Shining Wizard kicks I can recall.
Match just had the metric ton of spots you’d expect. The only flaw was the finish feeling like it came out of nowhere. It wasn’t clear it was a single fall match until the finish, so I first thought it was just a surprising elimination and then thought maybe the referee had counted three when it wasn’t meant to be. The match wasn’t short – somewhere in the 12 to 15 minute range – but I could’ve gone for about five more minutes of near falls easy.
As mentioned, the Tercera Cadia crew was at the show. On some TV shows, the host just kind of shows up, reads his script, and a bunch of people behind the scenes running around to prop the host up. That’s not at all the case here – Bernardo and Jose were the entire show here, working hard the entire time. When you see this footage on TVC Deportes and see one of them doing an interview with someone, that means the other guy was the camera guy. They both filmed the entire show, did a bunch of interviews with the wrestlers, and were greeted by a fans of Tercera Caida. I got to talk to Jose a little bit and Bernardo briefly, and they were both nice guys, exactly how they seem on TV. It was good to meet them.
I didn’t stick around long after the show – I’d spent the day outside watching a minor league baseball double header and was pretty tired by this show was done. But it was a good time and I’m glad I got to see it.
Upcoming shows for me
05/03: Lucha Libre USA @ the Odeum – assuming tickets go on sale!
05/18: CHIKARA Pro @ Logan Square Auditorium
(The CHILANGAMASK show will turn up in it’s own post. Not going to be a big thing, just haven’t done it yet.)
CMLL (SUN) 04/21/2013 Arena Mexico [@therealfredo, CMLL, genickbruch.com]
1) Camorra & Zayco b Magnus & Oro Jr.
Rudos took 2/3. Oro Jr. is calling his stand on the back armbar “La Dorada”.
2) Diamante, Starman, Stigma b Arkángel de la Muerte, Nitro, Skándalo
Tecnicos took 2/3, Stigma & Starman submitting Skandalo & Arkangel.
3) Fuego, Metálico, Tritón b Puma, Shigeo Okumura, Virus
Tecnicos took 1/3. Triton beat Puma & Fuego submitted Okumura.
4) Valiente b Pólvora [lightning]
Good match. Polvora set up as if to give Valiente a martiente, ref shoved them over, Valiente ended up in position for the Valiente Buster and that was enough for a three in 7:41.
5) Hijo del Fantasma, Rush, Shocker b Dragón Rojo Jr., Ephesto, Mephisto
Tecnicos took 2/3. Shocker cradled Dragon Rojo. Rush back suplexed and double stomped Mephisto, then sat down on him for the win.
6) Negro Casas, Niebla Roja, Volador Jr. b Atlantis, Blue Panther, Mistico
Rudos took 1/3. Volador escaped La Mistico, distracted the referee, pulled Mistico’s mask and rolled him up for the win. Lots of talk for a singles match next week.
Announcers were billing next week as double Kid’s Day shows, with celebrations a part of both next Sunday and next Tuesday’s events.
CMLL (SUN) 04/21/2013 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [@acogdl]
1) Brillante ?? Thunder Boy
No finish mentioned (or participants confirmed.)
2) Exterminador & Infierno b Halcón de Plata & Virgo
3) Azteca de Oro, Black Metal, El Hippie b Acertijo, Demonio Rojo, Sádico [super libre]
Rudos took the first, were DQed for excessive violence on El Hippie in the second, then Sadico pinned Hippie in the third. Apuesta match coming up next week.
4) Olímpico b León Blanco [OCCIDENTE HEAVY]
Seconds were Black Metal (Leon Blanco) and Exterminador (Olimpico.) Olimpicio took falls 2/3 to keep the title in his first defense.
5) Bárbaro Cavernario, Kráneo, Namajague b Ángel de Oro, Rey Cometa, Super Porky
Rudos took 1/3, with Barbaro surprisingly beating Rey Comenta (and Kraneo doing the same to Oro.) This sets up a Cometa vs Barbaro match next week.
Next Sunday is a Fan Appreciation show here as well, with Hippie & Azteca de Oro vs Sadico & Acertio in a double apuesta match, as well as that Barbaro Cavernario vs Rey Cometa match (which may affect your predictions for Friday, or not.)
On today’s Super Libre radio show out of Guadalajara, Titan revealed he’d be returning this upcoming Tuesday as a replacement for Angel de Oro on the Guadalajara show. That means he’ll be back three days before CMLL gives his title to someone else. Titan does mention Mistico vs Averno will be a good match and he’d like to face Averno to get his title back.
CMLL has Rey Cometa hyping next Friday’s card.
LuchaWorld has KrisZ’s news update. Among the many lineups in KrisZ’s recent updates, there’s one where Lluvia is scheduled to work a trios match in May. She hasn’t been seen since undergoing knee surgery in September.
Bill has highlights of IWRG 03/08/12.
Mistico & Aereo (Juarez) defeated Euforia & Black Demon on Saturday. Link includes video of the main event.
Estrellas del Ring has an report of the Expo Mascaras show the CMLL luchadors ran in on. Add Metalico to Arkangel, Rey Bucanero, Fuego and Valiente; they seemed to set up a 10 man tag for the next show.
Lucha Libre in Puerto Rico
WWL 04/21: Somehow, they managed to get AAA, CMLL and TxT wrestlers on the same show. Turnout seemed low for this size building and the costly lineup. A more expensive version of the Ray Mendoza retirement show.
2) La Real Fuerza Aerea (de Nuevo Laredo – Laredo Kid, Hombre sin Miedo, Stelaris) b Lince Dorado, Noriega, Hammet
Mr. 450 did not do a 450. Team Laredo looked good and worked as the rudos, though the announcers couldn’t identify them at all. Hombre Sin Miedo cut his hand or arm on a dive, bled quite a bit, and was taken to the hospital – Stelaris might have gone with him as he also wasn’t in the battle royal later. Noriega took out Hammet by mistake on a dive, Mexicans beat Lince
4) Sicodelico Jr. b Hijo de Rey Misterio II, Octagon Jr., Axel
One fall match, and a much too quick one (but it was a long night.) Sicodelcio wasn’t advertised as far as I had seen. Octagon Jr. wore under that name, but suffered his first direct loss under that name via Sicodelico Jr. powerbomb.
6) Pierrothito b Mini Chupacabra
Disappointing match; Chupacabra did not have a good outing. Chupacabra is believed to be the original Octagoncito, who couldn’t be using that name on a show with AAA participation .
11) Blue Demon Jr. b Oliver John [PWR HEAVY]
Demon won the championship in a good match, then went on Twitter to say he had torn a ligament. No one knows what ligament or how bad, very vague.
14) Texano Jr. b Mesias [AAA HEAVY]
Best match on the show, better than the Guerra de Titanes match, and crowd seemed into it (though crowd micing was an issue all night.) Texano dropkicked the ref by mistake, Mesias dropped Texano, landed the big splash and counted his own pin, but the ref was down. Mesias woke the ref, but turned in a foul and a behind the back powerbomb finished him. Fourth defense for Texano.
Dorian Roldan was at the show and mentioned on the show, but never shown on camera. Show was exceptionally long (and late starting), which gives more credit to Texano & Mesias for getting a reaction from the people who stuck all the way to the ned.
CHILANGAMASK (SUN) 05/19/2013 Coliseo Coacalco
1) Astro Rey Jr. & Belial vs ? & ???
2) Silueta vs Chik Tormenta
3) Valiente & Virus vs Trauma I & Trauma II
4) Rush vs Masada [super libre]
5) Black Terry vs Arkángel de la Muerte
6) Negro Casas vs Negro Navarro
There’s still more to be announced, but this card is already awesome. Any of the top 4 matches would be a great main event on it’s own, and there’s four of them. The other matches could be good too!
AAA Evolucion (SAT) 04/27/2013 Plaza de Toros Belisario Arteaga, Chilpancingo, Guerrero
1) Flamita, Lucky Boy, Niño de Ébano vs Apolo Estrada Jr., Carta Brava Jr., Dr. Cerebro
2) Fabi Apache, Jennifer Blake, Octagoncito vs La Hechicera, Mini Abismo Negro, Taya Valkyrie
3) Aerostar, Argenis, Súper Fly vs Bugambilia, Mamba, Pasion Kristal
4) Crazy Boy & Joe Lider vs Daga & Psicosis
5) Fénix, Heavy Metal, La Parka vs Chessman, Parka Negra, Pentagón Jr.
6) Cibernético & El Mesías vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Texano Jr.
Air Date: ??? – this fits with the Sin Limite schedule, which would mean airing on 05/04 and 05/11.
Lineup from Aregnis’ Twitter. The lineup mentions six matches, but the last is cut off in the screen shot. I’d figure it’s an Alto Impacto match.
This looks more like a normal taping, name wise, though there again doesn’t seem to be much happening. Mesias does get in the ring for the first time since fighting Demon in Leon, and for the first time since tonight’s title match with Texano. Heavy Metal, Super Fly and La Hechicera all make rare TV appearances.
Crazy Boy & Joe Lider vs Daga & Psicosis is the opposite of rare.
Next taping is 05/12 in Durango
Edit: added opener. Neat to see Carta Brava Jr. get a shot here.